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Senior Manager Product Development: Fragrance - Hybrid - NYC

Job title: Senior Manager Product Development: Fragrance - Hybrid - NYC
Contract type: Full-time
Location: New York
Discipline: Beauty
Remote: No
Salary: $175000
Reference: 447695
Contact name: Samantha Hoblin

Job description

Position Overview
The Product Development Senior Manager will be responsible for managing and executing the day-to-day product development process for the fragrance category. This includes fine fragrance, as well as ancillaries of all kinds. This person will be the primary liaison with fragrance houses and CMs to ensure that concepts are communicated clearly and executed according to company guidelines and ethos. This position will report into the Senior Director of Product.

6 Month Expectations
  • Lead the development for all fragrance projects
  • Pick up and oversee the development for 2024 and 2025 launches
  • Review all fragrance submissions, providing olfactive informed and brand-right redirects, in close partnership with the Senior Director of Product
  • Research and continue to develop expertise of the category and competitive landscape
  • Initiate, write, and present cohesive and complete product briefs both internally and externally and partner with external vendors to execute against the product concept
  • Responsible for internal communication with cross-functional partners as it relates to product Briefs, mod developments, fragrance positioning, copy and claims, and other deliverables
  • Partner closely with PD, Packaging, Design, and Product Marketing to create a holistic product experience that engages our new and repeat consumers
  • Manage critical dates and influence cross-functionally to maintain timelines for launches, managing risks and understanding tradeoffs along the development process while delivering products with the highest standards for quality and performance
  • Monitor and maintain on-time delivery of critical project milestones
  • Support training for marketing, sales, retail and customer support, including formula dossiers, usage instructions, Q&A’s, etc. to ensure success of product in market
  • Build and maintain external vendor relationships

12+ Month Expectations
  • Become an in-house fragrance expert
  • Partner with key stakeholders on the fragrance category strategy for 2025 and 2026, following with product concepts that execute on that strategy, defining how they fit within the company portfolio, point of difference on the market, and bringing innovation to the forefront of the concept
  • Support international expansion activities, including evaluation / reforms for compliance, locally relevant claims, and registration
  • Work with fragrance houses, raw material suppliers, CMs, community and other partners on an ongoing basis to identify innovation and opportunities to build new iconic/hero products

Qualifications
  • 7+ years relevant work experience in fragrance product development
  • Olfactively educated
  • Experience building strong relationships with fragrance houses and olfactive experts
  • Ability present to small and large groups comfortably, including management and c-suite executives
  • Passionate about the fragrance, wellness and beauty industries
  • Ability to manage multiple projects through strong prioritization and planning
  • Proven track record of taking ownership and driving results
  • Ability to work in fast-paced, collaborative environment
  • Is a self-starter, able to take initiative, and work both independently and collaboratively
  • Exceptional interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • Is a team player, flexible and able to adapt to changes
  • Ability to think both strategically and tactically with exceptional attention to detail
  • Attend meetings internal and external as needed including but not limited to retailer presentations, trade shows, fragrance houses, labs, factories, etc.
  • Domestic and international travel may be required
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